Our individual Dominican youth programs, originally founded through a collaboration of Sister Gina Fleming, OP and Sister Patricia Brady, OP in 2001, have served over 3,500 high school students, college students, and young adults.
What began with a small conference for high school students has grown beyond our wildest expectations. The Dominican youth programs make the connection between the Dominican tradition of preaching and the participants’ own call to preach, while also fulfilling the demand for leadership training and preaching opportunities.
We Recognize the need to expand the reach of Dominican youth programs.
We Believe that young people are searching for a way to connect spiritually and ethically to their broader world.
We Know that the Dominican tradition of preaching speaks to our youth and helps them to fulfill their own search for God, community and a sustainable life.
Creating the Dominican Youth Movement (DYM) USA will be an effective way to bring together the various existing Dominican youth programs, unifying their support and promoting their collective social impact. It will create a network for our young people to further develop their own call to preach.